Facebook Security Blunder affects millions of Instagram Users

According to a new report, we have come to know that Facebook has stored millions of Instagram user’s passwords, and have exposed them to people who can easily access internal systems. This Facebook security blunder was reported last month but at that time the social media giant had said that only ten thousand of Instagram users are affected. Surprisingly, this number is turned to millions now. This issue has not only affected Instagram users but also hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users and Ten million Facebook users.

Facebook Security Lapse has Effected Many People

Basically, Passwords are always stored in an encrypted format so that the Website can confirm whatever you are entering without even reading it. However, due to some errors, Facebook’s system log has entered passwords in plain text from the year 2012. In February this issue was caught by the company and after one month they announced that the problem is solved.

The Passwords which were stored on Facebook were accessible to more than 20,000 employees. However, Facebook said that no one has misused user’s passwords.

A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement:

“This is an issue that has already been widely reported, but we want to be clear that we simply learned there were more passwords stored in this way,”

No Doubt, Facebook is not a secure platform now. Everyone can relate to it especially after the Cambridge analytic scandal and many more scandals of the social media giant which revealed that it is not a secure platform now. We have got a new report that has given us some shocking revelation. According to CNET, Facebook even tracks the data of those users who have deactivated their accounts. It means Facebook Deactivated Accounts are not safe now.

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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